Jacob Price Takes on Different Role in PascoPosted: Updated:
Jacob Price and the Pasco Bulldog coaching staff find themselves in a rebuilding year. Instead of roughing up opponents and competing for a state title, the bulldogs are stuck in the middle of the pack. A unique spot for the senior, who embraces his newest challenge at Pasco.
The big tight end and defensive lineman stands six feet and four inches above the ground, towering over most high school players. He size is not to be outdone by his skillset on the gridiron, ranking in the top 15 in receptions in the big nine this season. On the year as of October 20th, he has 210 yards receiving and three touchdown catches.
His job extends far from the playing field, by mentoring and leading his teammates through practice. Price says about practice, "You go 100 percent every time you don't go easy on them, you make it like its going to be on a friday night and hope they get used to it." Eventually, this strong work ethic will rub off on the score sheet for Pasco in the long hall.
Do not take my word for it just talk to junior tight end and linebacker Devonte Cleveland. He says, "It's a great way to show leadership...that's how you lead your team. He carries us sometimes on his shoulders, and that's a good help for us all."
Price could focus on his future at the collegiate level, but he rather live in the moment by leading (2-4) Pasco the best he can.
Although his senior year is not going according to plan in terms of wins and losses he use this as an opportunity to mentor the younger pasco athletes. This way they too can have a brighter future like him. Price right now is still in the process of considering which school to bring his A-level game too. Some schools expressing interest include Washington State and Oregon State.